m. 22 Sep 1725
m. aft 2 Jul 1735
Facts and Events
Joshua Hadley was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
Processioning List of 1756
Records of Joshua Hadley in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Joshua Hadley
Monument to Joshua & Patience erected at Spring Meeting near Snowcamp, NC, but Simon & Patience are buried at Cane Creek Meeting Cemetery per Society of Friend's records.
Joshua HADLEY Sr. 6 Mar 1703 - 20 Sep 1760 ID Number: I97452
RESIDENCE: New Castle, DE and by 1748 Augusta now Botetourt Co. VA and Orange Co. NC
BIRTH: 6 Mar 1703, Kings Moate, Monthly Meeting,Westmeath,Ireland DEATH: 20 Sep 1760, Cane Creek Mm, Orange, North Carolina  BURIAL: Cane Creek Mm,Orange,(Now Alamance),North Carolina RESOURCES: See: LDS AF 1T6V-29 [S3553] Father: Simon HADLEY "the Immigrant" Mother: Ruth MILLER
Family 1 : Mary ROWLAND MARRIAGE: 22 Sep 1725, New Garden, Chester Co. Pennsylvania
Ruth HADLEY Thomas HADLEY Sarah HADLEY
Family 2 : Patience BROWN MARRIAGE: ABT 1735
Mary HADLEY Joshua HADLEY Jr. Joseph HADLEY Jeremiah HADLEY
Marriage 1 Patience BROWN; from North Carolina Will Abstracts, 1760-1800: the North Carolina Wills H. page 220 1760 HADLEY, JOSHUA, Patience, Joseph, Lydia, Joshua, Jeremiah, Thomas, Deborah, Hannah, Katharine.
CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 2. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 33 Page 19.--13th March, 1754. Valuation of improvements on four tracts of Joshua Hadley and his expenses in coming to Virginia and moving his family there: 115-acre tract, called the Halfmoon; 186-acre tract, called Long Bottom; 400-acre tract at mouth of Craig's Creek; 50-acre tract, called Pound Bottom; 6 weeks' journey in coming to and going from Virginia at 5 shillings per day. To coming with his wagon stock and family six weeks at 26 shillings per day. By Joseph Robinson, David Robinson, Edmund McDonald. page 270 ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Page 48.--18th August, 1748. Rev. John Craige to Joshua Hadley, 400 acres in fork of Craig's Creek and James River. Isabella Hellena, wife of John. Teste: Thos. Lewis, Silas Hart, Robt. McClenachan.
page 300 Page 92.--28th November, 1751. Same to Joshua Hadley, 186 acres by patent as above, a placed called the Long Bottom. South side of James.
page 300 Page 120.--Same date. Same to Joshua Hadley, 115 acres by patent as above. On James.
page 320 Page 22.--12th December, 1753. Joshua Hadley and Patience to Thomas Hadley, 400 acres in Fork of James River and Craig's Creck. Teste: Edward McDonald. Delivered to Wm. Preston.
page 364 Page 15.--18th August, 1760. Joshua Hadley (Hedley) and Patience, of Orange County, North Carolina, to Robert Kyle, of Albemarle, £90, 345 acres on Catawba of James River, part of 2,880 acres granted to Benj. Borden, 9th March, 1740. Teste: James Rowland, Joshua Hadley, Jr., David Irvine. Livery of seisin. Delivered: Rev. Alex. Miller, 21st May, 1770.
From Pam Hartmann on Ancestry.com "Joshua was born in Ireland and was about 10 years old when his family came to America. Joshua Hadley and Patience Brown were married by a"priest". This being contrary to Friends' principles, they were disowned by New Garden,Pennsylvania monthly meeting on 24 February 1736. Upon acknowledgement of their "guilt", they were re-installed on 30 May 1737.
It is not known when Joshua went to Virginia. He bought land there in 1748 in Augusta which is now Botetourt County. He may have located thereprior to that time or at some later date. His son Thomas was married at London GroveMeeting, Pennsylvania in 1750. Thomas was 20 years old in 1748. Joshua'soldest child, Ruth married in 1742 at New Garden Meeting in Pennsylvania which would indicate that her father still lived there at that tim
Joshua located in that part of Augusta county, Virginia now included in Botetourt county (organized in 1770), at the junction of Craig Creek and James River, just across the river from the present-day village of Eagle Rock and about 30 miles northeast of the city of Roanoke. He purchased other lands in the vicinity as will be seen from the following items taken from Chalkey's "Records of Augusta County, Virginia."
1748 18 August. Deed Book 2, Page 48 - Rev. John Craige to JoshuaHadley 400 acres in fork of Craig's Creek and James River. Isabella Hellena, wife of John. Teste: Thos. Lewis, Silas Hart, Rob't McClenachan. 1750 29 August. Deed Book 2, Page 854 - Benj. Borden etc. to Joshua Hadley 345 acres, part of 2880 acres on Catabo Creek. (This was probably the south branch of Craig Creek extending from present-day New Castle Southwestward near the border between Craig and Roanoke counties.) Patented by Benj. Sr. 19th March 1740, Page 866. Same to Thomas Hadley on Catuba Creek, 334 acres, part of above patent.
1751 28 May. Deed Book 3, Page 239 - Thomas Hadley to John Marshall (his brother-in-law), 184 acres on Catuba Creek of James River: Borden's tract, top of Mount Hadley. Teste: James Alexander, Rob't Grey.
1751 28 November. Deed Book 2, Page 92 - James Patton to Joshua Hadley 186 acres by patent Nov. 3, 1750 a place called the Long Bottom.South side of James River.
1752 20 May. Deed Book 4, Page 253 - Borden to Thomas Hadley 399 acres of 2880 patented 9 March 1750. Catuba Creek of James.
1753 12 Dec. Deed Book 6, Page 22 - Joshua Hadley and Patience to Thomas Hadley, 400 acres in fork of James River and Craigs Creek. Teste:Edward McDonald. Delivered to Wm. Preston.
1754 13 March. Will book 2, Page 19 - Joseph and David Robinson and Edward McDonald appraised the improvements and value of the stock on the four sundry tracts of land belonging to Joshua Hadley, and his expenses in coming to Virginia and moving his family there. 115 acre tract, called the Half Moone, L23,0,0. 186 acre tract called Long Bottom, L30,0,0. 400 acre tract at the mouth of Craig's Creek, L44,0,0. 50 acre tract, called the pound bottom, L10,0,0. For six weeks journey in coming to and going from Virginia, at 5 Sh.per day, L10,0,0. For coming with his wagon stock and family, six weeks at 20 Sh.per day, L42,0,0. Total L159,0,0.
1760 18 Aug. Deed book 9, Page 15 - Joshua Hadley and Patience of Orange County, North Carolina, to Robert Kyle of Albemarle L90,345 acres on Catawba of James River, part of 2880 acres granted to Benj. Borden,9 March 1740. Teste: James Rowland, Joshua Hadley Jr., David Irvine. Livery of seisin. Delivered: Rev. Alex Miller, 21 May 1770.
1762 10 Feb. Deed book 10, Page 425 - Jeremiah Hadley of Orange County, North Carolina, to John Reid of Amherst, L42, 10, 0. 115 acres patented to James Patton, 3 Nov 1750, and conveyed to Joshua Hadley and devised by Joshua to Jeremiah, on James River. Teste: Alex Reid, Thos. Henderson,Alexander Reid Jr., John Lyon. Proved by witness. Delivered: Thomas Reid, May 1765.
Also listed in "History of Rockbridge County Virginia" by Oren F.Morton page 358
"Hadley, Jeremiah, of Orange County North Carolina - to John Reed.215, patented by James Patton - 42P 10S - 1762 - North side of James."
1764 21 July. Deed book 11, Page 675 - Joshua Hadley executer for Joshua Hadley late of Augusta County, gent., to John McClure, L46, 186 acres by patent 3 Nov 1750, in the Long Bottom, south side James River.Teste: Hugh Martin, Malcolm, Martha and Hugh Allen.
1764 21 July. Deed book 11, Page 770 - Joshua Hadley, executor of Joshua Hadley, deceased, to Malcome Allen, of Prince Edward County,Virginia,L15, 50 acres by patent, 3 Nov 1750. Called the Pound Bottom. Beginning south side James River, at the lower end of the Bottom, a hill opposite an island. Teste: Hugh Martin, Martha Allen, Hugh Allen, Robert Martin, Mary McElheny. Delivered: Francis Smith, 1 Oct 1767.
1764 12 Nov. Deed book 11, page 730 - Thomas Hadley and Mary ofCumberland County N.C. to George Poage, L140, 400 acres in for of JamesRiver and Craig's creek. Teste: Henry Carter.
1764 13 Nov. Deed book 11, Page 731 - Thomas Hadley to JamesRowland, L130, 549 acres on Catawbo Creek; corner in the Great Patentline and a small tract belonging to William Preston, Mount Hadley - first surveyed in two tracts and conveyed to Thomas Hadley by Borden. Delivered: Francis Smith, March Court 1762.
Joshua Hadley's sojourn in Virginia probably did not exceed ten years. In 1756, at the age of 53 and within a few months after his father's death,he re-located with the other Pennsylvania Quakers at Cane Creek, NC. In the records of New Garden Monthly Meeting, PA, "7-31-1756 it was represented that Patience Hadley,having been removed for some time, writes for a certificate to Friends at Cane Creek, NC which was granted her and children 8-28-1756," and in Cane Creek minutes "10-2-1756 Patience Hadley with husband and children received on certificate from New Garden Monthly Meeting, PA.
Joshua lived only 12 years after coming to North Carolina. He establisheda reputation in the community that led to the erection of a memorial monument to him and his wife Patience at Spring Meeting near Snow Camp, NC in 1931. The monument is constructed from parts of Joshua's home and grist mill. The stone bearing the bronze plaque is from the hearth of the huge fireplace, the stone supporting it is from the chimney and the two rest on a grinding stone from the mill. The locality called Hadley in Chatham county is presumed to be the former location of Joshua's mill."
Children: 2 Simon HADLEY b: 5 MAR 1737 d: 24 MAR 1803 + Bridget FOOTE b: 17 APR 1732 d: 16 DEC 1807 2 Mary HADLEY b: 30 JAN 1739 d: 31 OCT 1810 + Benjamin PIGGOTT b: 29 SEP 1732 d: 26 APR 1818 2 Jeremiah HADLEY b: 7 JAN 1741 d: 13 NOV 1786 + Mary DICKEY b: 12 JUN 1744 d: 1844 2 Joseph HADLEY b: 5 OCT 1745 d: 1793 + Mary CASHAT b: 1739 d: BEF 1794 + Rachel HARVEY b: 2 MAY 1746 2 Lydia HADLEY b: 24 NOV 1756 d: 1 FEB 1837 + Samuel HOLLIDAY b: 9 DEC 1746 d: 20 JUN 1825 2 Jeremiah (Joshua) HADLEY b: 23 MAY 1743 d: 3 NOV 1786 + Mary DICKEY + Lydia Beals HIATT + Jane HINSHAW + Ruth LINDLEY b: 25 MAY 1745 d: 15 JUL 1798